100 short stories:: story 75

story: The Gypsy Woman author: Cesare Pavese year: 1908-1950 where: NYU Abu Dhabi library note: Sunny hot day, yellow dress with purple flowers a line: "The Gypsy told him to let the women take control."

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirty & thirty-one

story: Helping  author: Robert Stone year: 1988 where: kitchen table, Italy, making coffee note: a favorite-favorite a line: “'Sometimes,' Elliot said, 'I try to imagine what it's like to believe that the sky is full of care and concern.'" story: Haircut author: Ring Lardner year: 1925 where: bed, Gaggio Montano note: yesterday, at La Feltrinelli Bookstore, I spotted a Ring Lardner collection …

100 days 100 short stories:: story twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine

story: Babylon Revisited author: F. Scott Fitzgerald year: 1931 where: train, Silla to Bologna note: traveling, delayed post a line: “It was not an American bar any more--he felt polite in it, and not as if he owned it.” story: The Cracked Looking-Glass author: Katherine Anne Porter year: 1933 where: Roma Termini note: is this a novella? a line: …

100 days 100 short stories:: story twenty-four

story: Bullet in the Brain  author: Tobias Wolff year: 1995 where: a cozy wooden room, 600 meters high in the mountains note: a favorite! a line: “He did not remember Professor Josephs telling his class how Athenian prisoners in Sicily had been released if they could recite Aeschylus, and then reciting Aeschylus himself, right there, in the Greek.”

100 days 100 short stories:: story twenty-three

story: Brownies  author: ZZ Packer year: 2000 where: Bologna, a slurp- un caffè piccolo (redundancy necessary!) note: from the collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, which is 1/3 of my life a line: “I thought of those dresses she wore, faded and old, yet so pressed and clean; I then saw the poverty in them, I then could imagine her …